Southern Living magazine’s December, 2017 cover of Cookies and Bars featured this decadent and delicious bar that I knew the chocolate lovers in my family would appreciate!
This is a typical rich Southern recipe, for sure!
They are like Magic Cookie Bars but taken up a few notches!
It takes 2 steps to put the recipe together, but the steps are easy to follow.
I use a little heavy hand on the bourbon!
Go ahead! Give this amazing and very special bar recipe a try! You will be so glad you did! They are a little taste of Heaven!
German Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie Bars
- 1 13x9x2-inch pan
- aluminum foil
- 1 3/4 cups flour
- 3/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
- 3/4 cup butter cold, cubed
- 1/4 cup baking cocoa
- 1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 3/4 cup corn syrup light
- 1/4 cup butter melted
- 3 eggs lightly beaten
- 1/4 cup bourbon whiskey
- 1 cup flaked coconut
- 3 cups pecans halves and pieces
- Preheat the oven to 350℉.
- Line the bottom and sides of a 13x9x2-inch pan with heavy-duty aluminum foil, allowing 2 to 3 inches to extend over the sides; lightly grease the foil with cooking spray.
FOR THE CRUST:
- In a food processor, pulse the flour, sugar, butter, and cocoa until the mixture resembles coarse meal.
- Press the mixture on the bottom and ¾-inch up the sides of the prepared pan.
- Bake at 350℉. for 15 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven and immediately sprinkle the chocolate morsels over the crust.
- Cool it completely on a wire rack for about 30 minutes.
FOR THE FILLING:
- In a large bowl, whisk together the brown sugar, corn syrup, melted butter, and eggs until smooth.
- Stir in the bourbon.
- Stir in the coconut and pecans.
- Pour the filling over the cooled cooked crust.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 25–30 minutes or until golden brown and set.
- Cool completely in the pan on a wire rack, about 1 hour.
- Chill the bars in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
- Lift the whole thing from the pan using the foil sides as handles and place it on a cutting surface. Gently remove the foil and cut it into bars.
- Store the bars covered at room temperature on top of the counter.